This Week In The Garden with Peter Seabrook

This Week In The Garden with Peter Seabrook

Gardening great Peter Seabrook will be sharing all his experience and advice with you on a weekly basis. Brought to you by Sun Gardening. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


January 22, 2022 36 min
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Peter is joined by Andrew Tokely, Horticultural Director, of Kings Seeds. Andrew gives some great tips from how to grow plants from seed, when to plant certain crops to how to protect them. Visit the Kings Seeds website here:

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January 5, 2022 25 min

Happy New Year to all.

This week Peter speaks to Richard Salmon of Pro Lawn Care. Richard's expertise is immediately apparent as he gives some very useful tips on how to make the most of our lawns, whether they need a little attention and care or complete overhaul.

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December 22, 2021 15 min

Peter is joined by Jason and Simon of the Real Soil Company who explain why what's written on the bag might not be what's in the bag.

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A Merry Christmas to all our listeners, we look forward to speaking to you in the new year.

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December 15, 2021 31 min

This week Peter resumes his conversation with Doug Harris who explains how Pipe Grafting can yield impressive results, tells the story of his businesses' roots and shares some of the questions he's been asked and most baffled by.

Elsewhere Peter has news and is stumped by a listener's question.

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December 8, 2021 23 min

Peter is joined by Douglas "Doug" Harris of Penwood Nurseries. Doug tells us about some of the incredible journey he's been on in his career in horticulture from 1960s New York to Mountaintop camping.

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December 2, 2021 21 min

Peter is joined by Micropropagation expert Barbara Wright who explains the process and explains how Peat could thrive once again.

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November 24, 2021 25 min

Peter is joined by Chris Wiley of Sow Successful. Chris is part of the Young People in Horticulture Association (YPHA) and an expert grower of Hellebores.

Peter has visited Westminster this week to make the case for Peat and tells the story. There are also listener's emails and some tips.

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November 17, 2021 31 min

Peter is joined by Henry Oakley this week, a doctor and orchid expert. Henry has written a number of books on both orchids and the role plants play in medicine. Henry gives some tips on how to think about and care for orchids and gives some fascinating information about the history of plants and medicine.

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November 10, 2021 25 min

Peter jumps on a plane to visit the International Floriculture Trade Fair. He brings us some interviews from the Netherlands, highlighting what might be some interesting new plants and products as well as offering his perspective on the reopening of the world following the pandemic restrictions.

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November 3, 2021 27 min

Peter is joined by John Massey of Ashwoord Nurseries, John is an expert on Hepaticas and gives some valuable insights and tips on how to prepare the garden for winter. Elsewhere, Peter offers some winter tips of his own, as well as the weekly news and diary.

If you'd like to find out more about John's garden visit Ashwood's website here:

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October 27, 2021 28 min

Peter is joined by Michael Warren, one of our most celebrated horticultural photographers. The conversation takes in how Michael became enthused with both plants and photography and Michael gives us some tips on how to take better photographs.

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October 20, 2021 28 min

Peter is joined by Nicola Spence of DEFRA to discuss the measures in place to keep plants healthy, protecting business and the nation's food supply.

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October 13, 2021 39 min

Peter is joined again by Graham Ross who amongst other insights shares stories of Australia's flora, the scale of the continent and how climate change's effects are being felt.

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October 6, 2021 21 min

Peter is joined by Graham Ross, who calls in from New South Wales. Graham is a seasoned broadcaster with a long career presenting on Australian TV and Radio. Graham tells Peter about some of his favourite places to visit around the world from the perspective of a broadcaster, tour guide and enthusiast.

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September 29, 2021 22 min
Peter gives his thoughts on this year's Chelsea Flower Show, with on the spot interviews and experiences from show goers.

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September 22, 2021 23 min

Peter begins the chelsea season with some quick impressions from an organisational perspective before speaking with Phil Tremayne the General Manager of the Professional Landscaper's Association. Phil and Peter talk about what goes into a landscaping project and how to coordinate with other garden professionals.

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September 15, 2021 20 min

Peter is rushed off his feet this week, he brings us up to speed with the activities that have been occupying him, offers some tips for Tomato growing and has a chat with Francesca Ablett, recipient of the David Colgrave Horticultural Research Scholarship.

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September 8, 2021 26 min
This week, Lark Hanham of Boningale and Worfield joins Peter to discuss how data is now driving the horticultural industry. Peter also has tips and news of the week.

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September 1, 2021 22 min
Peter is joined by Jo Davey of Wharton's, the UK's largest grower of Garden Roses. Jo gives some tips, a glimpse behind the scenes and discusses some plants to consider for your garden.

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